It has been just over a week since I returned back to England for my month long vacation after two years of being an expat in Dubai, and in so many ways, it is as if time has stood still. Returning back to Leicester, everything looks almost very much the same as it was when I had said good-bye two years ago.
We have a TON of photographss of Baby Z. More than a zillion. We are always clicking away, capturing little snippets and cheeky grins of Baby Z on camera. However, photos including all three of us (Mr Z, Baby Z and I) are few and far between. That is why when The Studio Dubai were kind enough to offer us a family photo shoot, I was ecstatic.
For the fourth edition of the Local Flair feature, we have Nitya from Nitty Witty Designs talking me through her journey of building her business. Nitty Witty Designs offers personalised orders and graphic design services for home decor and accessories ranging from cushions and bed sheets to iPhone cases and pouches.
Alhumdulillah means “All Praise is due to God” and are the words uttered by a Muslim when he/she is expressing gratitude to Allah. I find myself saying this numerous times a day and this post is a collection of moments when I have said Alhumdulillah during the past month.
Things I said Alhumdulillah for in September:
Last week I came across this article in the Leicester Mercury, by Raegan Oates, about the strange things she misses about Leicester, now that she has moved to Bulgaria. I could really relate to it, and I must admit I have been thinking of quite a few things I miss about Leicester too since my visit to England is in less than a week! Oh and if you haven’t already guessed, Leicester is indeed my hometown in England.
So below I share with you 11 things that I miss about being back home in Leicester,all of which I am very excited to relive soon!!
Baby Z was born and has been brought up in Dubai for the short 16 month span of his life. His paternal grandmother has been with us, here in Dubai, for the entire journey to date, and has been able to share and witness all the milestones, smiles and hugs that Baby Z has offered us. Continue reading
For the third edition of the Local Flair feature, we have Gabriele from Harmony House Toys telling me about her business of wooden toys for children. Read on to find out more about the qualities of the handmade toys and her passion to educate the market on why wooden toys are a great pick for your children.